The Diamond Hotend - Single nozzle multi-color 3D printing

~Russ

The Diamond Hotend - Single nozzle multi-color 3D printing
« on April 1st, 2015, 10:43 AM »
Simple and easy.

I'm in the process of making a new hot end and now this has get me thinking. I'm already making a full metal hot-end. with cooling channels internal. ill attach a progress photo, but...  check this out:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wr3d/the-diamond-hotend-single-nozzle-multi-color-3d-pr

FYI, i'm making a new hot-end because I'm using nylon and was having swelling problems with the way i had the other one mounted ( internal openings were giving me a lot of problems.

firepinto

Re: The Diamond Hotend - Single nozzle multi-color 3D printing
« Reply #1, on April 1st, 2015, 10:48 AM »
I like the idea with the Diamond hot end.  I've just never been a huge fan of bowden tubes.  Maybe that has been improved more lately?

~Russ

Re: The Diamond Hotend - Single nozzle multi-color 3D printing
« Reply #2, on April 1st, 2015, 10:59 AM »
well... not long bowden tubes. my 6" one seems to be fine. just enough to keep the weight off the end effector. 

there using long ones like 3 feet or more it looks like. they seem to be doing fine with them...

~Russ